Upcoming Concerts in 2020

Happy New Year Everyone!

We’re going to start this New Year with an upgraded site and NO MORE ADS – alleluia! (Supposedly. Stay tuned) I never knew what car insurance and sweaty feet (ads) had to do with house concerts 🙂

A huge thank you to our daughter Teresa for spending HOURS on building a new website. I had to scrap that big of an upgrade and just deal with an upgraded WordPress site. Baby boomer, here, glazes over with too much technology.

More info will be added as we approach the following concerts, but here is an overview of what’s coming up:

***Reservations: https://houseconcertslo.com/f-a-q/ ***

Saturday, January 25: RICHARD COLOMBO AND LAURIE LINN

Potluck Social: 6-7pm. Concert: 7pm

Richard and Laurie’s music is heartfelt, honest, courageous and bold. Richard’s original compositions give a glimpse of a world that is not often visible.  Their repertoire spans across varying genres including folk, blues, jazz and The Great American Songbook.  Their beautiful voices and lush harmonies combined with their artistic and masterful guitar and ukulele arrangements are spot on.

Complete info here: Richard Colombo and Laurie Linn

February: Pending/Soloist

Saturday, March 28: MEANDER

Potluck Social: 6-7pm. Concert: 7pm

Meander

Meander is:

Ama Bentley: vocals, acoustic guitar, nylon string guitar, banjitar

Erin Moreland: vocals, banjo, dojo, acoustic guitar, melodica, banjitar

Genre labels: Introvert Pop; Singer/Songwriter; Contemporary Folk

Like Nick Drake and Suzanne Vega interpreting Morrissey in the style of Simon and Garfunkel if they were from the 80s instead of the 60s and Garfunkel played banjo.

Saturday, April 25: FINE COMPANY

MORE INFO COMING SOON!

Sunday, May 3: RONN MCFARLANE

Finger food potluck social: 2-3pm Concert: 3pm

Ronn McFarlane

GRAMMY-nominated lutenist, Ronn McFarlane strives to bring the lute – the most popular instrument of the Renaissance – into today’s musical mainstream and make it accessible to a wider audience. 

This post will be updated with more info SOON.

Reservations:

Marianne Decher

mariannedecher@comcast.net (preferred)

503-348-2668

When you make a reservation (which can always be changed), I will send a confirmation email with ALL the info. We don’t publish that on the website so that we can keep an accurate headcount. You are not “in” until you (and the folks in your party via your email) receive a confirmation email.

We sound so strict. We’re really not that strict.

Easy going concert hosts – for real

Richard Colombo and Laurie Linn, Saturday, January 25, 2020

Richard Colombo & Laurie Linn

After successfully building a thriving non-profit music community, Richard bid farewell to Artichoke Community Music in 2014 to pursue songwriting, performing and building a new space closer to home, where he could continue to teach, inspire and be inspired by the community he loves.  He built Bella Musica Song House, a beautiful performance and teaching space on his North East Portland property where he currently hosts house concerts, classes and workshops.  During this time he founded the Portland Ukulele Choir where he met Laurie Linn, a gifted singer, visual artist and teacher, a student of life, a lover of dragonflies…but most of all a believer in possibility. 

Richard and Laurie felt an immediate connection and were brought together through their lifelong love of music.  Since 2015 they have been entertaining their audiences with their engaging style of performance.  In 2017 they released “Once In A Lifetime Friend” a CD of twelve original songs penned by Richard.   

Together they elevate their music to new heights and invite their audience along for the journey.  Their music is heartfelt, honest, courageous and bold and Richard’s original compositions give a glimpse of a world that is not often visible.  Their repertoire spans across varying genres including folk, blues, jazz and The Great American Songbook.  Their beautiful voices and lush harmonies combined with their artistic and masterful guitar and ukulele arrangements are spot on.  A night with Richard and Laurie will leave you with the feeling of hope and wanting more.

For more information and music samples: www.richardcolombo.com

OPTIONAL POTLUCK: 6:00 – 7:00pm. If attending, please bring enough food and drink to share with at least 4 people. We put the “luck” in potluck and do not assign dishes.

CONCERT: 7:00pm

SUGGESTED DONATION: – $15-$20 per person. ALL proceeds go to the musicians. Thank you for supporting LIVE music.

RESERVATIONS: – Please email, text or call:

Marianne Decher

503-348-2668

mariannedecher@comcast.net

**Location info in Lake Oswego will be given when you make a reservation. We like to keep a head count so no one ends up sitting in your lap** 

Heart, Hammer, and Stone Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019

Barry Crannell

Julianna Waters
Greg Stone

Heart, Hammer, and Stone

Hey everyone! We’re back and ready to do a real live house concert after an elongated vacation. Julianna Waters has since graduated with her MFA in Creative Writing and managed to slip in some songwriting – because she can. I (Barry Crannell) have been working on my guitar and banjo technique/repertoire for the past couple years, and we’ve added some banjo friendly covers to change up our repertoire a little. We are lucky enough to have Greg Stone in our midst singing songs, playing guitar, and adding general frivolity and mayhem to the show.

Greg Stone has been a guitarist and singer in the Portland area for the last 20 years. A local staple in the bluegrass community, he teaches privately, and is the founder of a bluegrass class every Saturday in SE Portland called Taborgrass  http://www.taborgrass.com/p/music.html.  He and Barry have been playing together for many years and produce a variety of acoustic music. From old-time, to bluegrass, to Celtic fiddle tunes, their partnership has produced some wonderful music, and lots of “only found in rehearsal” laughs.

Somehow, I think we’ll manage to have a great time. Between the beautifully executed songs, oddly named fiddle tunes, and unexpected train wrecks, I think we’ll all come out unscathed.

OPTIONAL POTLUCK: 6:30 – 7:30pm. If attending, please bring enough food and drink to share with at least 4 people.

CONCERT: 7:30pm

SUGGESTED DONATION: – $15-$20 per person. ALL proceeds go to the musicians. Thank you for supporting LIVE music.

RESERVATIONS: – Please email, text or call:

Marianne Decher

503-348-2668

mariannedecher@comcast.net

**Location info in Lake Oswego will be given when you make a reservation. We like to keep a head count so no one ends sitting in your lap** 

Celtinalia, Sunday, September 29

It was 96 degrees here in Lake Oswego today, so let’s look forward to some fall house concerts!

Jennifer Pratt-Walter and Carl Thor

Celtinalia brings together two performers with many years of diverse musical experience. Jennifer Pratt-Walter, of the Celtic Muse duo, provides Celtic harp, recorder, tin whistle, percussion and vocals. Carl Thor, of Talisman, adds hammered dulcimer, keyboard, mandolin and vocals. Jennifer and Carl have known each other for years, but only recently began performing together outside of their church community. Together, they create music to lighten the spirit and feed the soul. Audiences are loving the transcendent quality of their music — and clamoring for a recording!

Available for performance at festivals, wineries, cafes, church services, retirement communities, weddings and other special occasions, Celtinalia weaves a varied and satisfying program of music ranging from the 14th century to the present day.

Whether from the concert stage or at the bedside of the dying, Jennifer communicates her reverence for life, her instrument, and music with her hands, searching to define and transcend human experience. Her musical background includes band, choir, and madrigal performance, study of harp, piano and fretted dulcimer, and 20 years performing with Valerie Blessley in the Celtic Muse duo. Her repertoire includes Celtic, Early, contemporary, original, and light classic pieces, and she shares her love of the Celtic harp through her teaching studio in Vancouver, WA.

Carl paints evocative images in sound on the hammered dulcimer and recalls an earlier era with his songs and piano compositions. Involved in music since childhood, during the past 20 years he has performed with Talisman, Cascade Crossing, Hands4, the Portland Megaband, and in collaboration with a variety of other musicians. Though his repertoire centers in the Celtic traditions, he has performed in marching bands and choirs, played music from jazz to Scandinavian, and produced electronic music. He teaches hammered dulcimer, piano, and electronic music.

OPTIONAL POTLUCK: 2:00-3:00pm. Please bring a DRINK to share – lemonade, tea, wine (is always a hit!), beer – whatever you fancy. Because someone is having a birthday the next day, we will provide light snacks and a cake! If you would like to bring along any finger foods to share, go for it, but it is not required.

CONCERT: 3:00pm

SUGGESTED DONATION: – $15-$20 per person. ALL proceeds go to the musicians. Thank you for supporting LIVE music.

RESERVATIONS: – Please email, text or call:

Marianne Decher

503-348-2668

mariannedecher@comcast.net

Location info in Lake Oswego will be given when you make a reservation. We like to keep a head count so no one ends sitting in your lap 🙂

Final Summer Concert – Dirty Cello – Thursday, August 8, 2019

DIRTY CELLO

From China to Italy, and all over the U.S., Dirty Cello brings the world a high energy and unique spin on blues and bluegrass. Led by vivacious cross-over cellist, Rebecca Roudman, Dirty Cello is cello like you’ve never heard before. From down home blues with a wailing cello to virtuosic stompin’ bluegrass, Dirty Cello is a band that gets your heart thumping and your toes tapping!
“When lead guitar is replaced by the sound of hot licks on a cello, blues, rock and bluegrass rise to a new dimension. Dirty Cello — a four-piece band from San Francisco — makes its style of string music to inspire audiences to swing, sway and dance.” Nick Diamantides, Ashland Daily Tidings.

“Dirty Cello’s music is all over the map: funky, carnival, romantic, sexy, tangled, electric, fiercely rhythmic, and textured, and only occasionally classical.” Lou Fancher, Oakland Magazine.

“The group seamlessly careens from blues to bluegrass and rock in a way that really shouldn’t make sense but somehow does.” LA Times

Devil Went Down To Georgia

Head over Heels

I’m Going Home

OPTIONAL POTLUCK: 6:00pm. If attending, please bring enough food and drink to share with at least 4 people.

CONCERT: 7:00pm

Weather-permitting, concert will be outdoors. We can comfortably seat 30 people on the back deck. Pssst – reserve early!

SUGGESTED DONATION: – $15-$20 per person. ALL proceeds go to the musicians. Thank you for supporting LIVE music.

RESERVATIONS: – Please email, text or call:

Marianne Decher

503-348-2668

mariannedecher@comcast.net

Location info in Lake Oswego will be given when you make a reservation. We like to keep a head count so no one ends sitting in your lap 

Final Summer Concerts, 2019

The Musers – Saturday, July 27, 2019

The Musers – a fun group!
The Musers

The Musers foot-stomping, high energy performances are punctuated by laughter, dancing feet, and infectious grooves.  Their sister-like blend of soaring harmonies, multi-instrumental arrangements, and sassy cover tunes set The Musers apart from other groups.  Their original “Free Range Folk” spans a variety of acoustic styles including Bluegrass, Jazz, Blues, Rock, Gospel, Irish, and Appalachian, all served up with verve and heart.

**Concert will be outdoors on the back deck. We will provide chairs.**

OPTIONAL POTLUCK: 6:30-7:30pm. We put the “luck” in potluck. Please bring a DRINK and a DISH (enough to feed at least 4) to share. Joining the potluck is optional but highly encouraged.

CONCERT7:30pm 

SUGGESTED DONATION: – $15-$20 per person. ALL proceeds go to the musicians. Thank you for supporting LIVE music.

RESERVATIONS: – Please email, text or call:

Marianne Decher

503-348-2668

mariannedecher@comcast.net

Location info in Lake Oswego will be given when you make a reservation. We like to keep a head count so no one ends sitting in your lap.

Thursday, August 8, 2019

DIRTY CELLO

From China to Italy, and all over the U.S., Dirty Cello brings the world a high energy and unique spin on blues and bluegrass. Led by vivacious cross-over cellist, Rebecca Roudman, Dirty Cello is cello like you’ve never heard before. From down home blues with a wailing cello to virtuosic stompin’ bluegrass, Dirty Cello is a band that gets your heart thumping and your toes tapping!
“When lead guitar is replaced by the sound of hot licks on a cello, blues, rock and bluegrass rise to a new dimension. Dirty Cello — a four-piece band from San Francisco — makes its style of string music to inspire audiences to swing, sway and dance.” Nick Diamantides, Ashland Daily Tidings.

“Dirty Cello’s music is all over the map: funky, carnival, romantic, sexy, tangled, electric, fiercely rhythmic, and textured, and only occasionally classical.” Lou Fancher, Oakland Magazine.

“The group seamlessly careens from blues to bluegrass and rock in a way that really shouldn’t make sense but somehow does.” LA Times

Devil Went Down To Georgia

Head over Heels

I’m Going Home

OPTIONAL POTLUCK: 6:30-7:30pm. We put the “luck” in potluck. Please bring a DRINK and a DISH (enough to feed at least 4) to share. Joining the potluck is optional but highly encouraged.

CONCERT: 7:30pm 

SUGGESTED DONATION: – $15-$20. ALL proceeds go to the musicians. Thank you for supporting LIVE music.

RESERVATIONS: – Please email, text or call:

Marianne Decher

503-348-2668

mariannedecher@comcast.net

Location info in Lake Oswego will be given when you make a reservation. We like to keep a head count so no one ends sitting in your lap 

The Musers – Saturday, July 27, 2019

The Musers – a fun group!
The Musers

Hello Everyone,

After a few big hiccups this summer (i.e. – “you are going to surgery NOW”), we are up and running again. I absolutely deplore having to postpone or cancel a concert, but sometimes, ya just have to. If I am wearing dark glasses and moving slowly at the next concerts, it’s medically necessitated to keep my retinas in place! (Or, I’m just trying to look cool 🙂

The Musers foot-stomping, high energy performances are punctuated by laughter, dancing feet, and infectious grooves.  Their sister-like blend of soaring harmonies, multi-instrumental arrangements, and sassy cover tunes set The Musers apart from other groups.  Their original “Free Range Folk” spans a variety of acoustic styles including Bluegrass, Jazz, Blues, Rock, Gospel, Irish, and Appalachian, all served up with verve and heart.

Concert will be outdoors on the back deck. We will provide chairs.

OPTIONAL POTLUCK: 6:30-7:30pm. We put the “luck” in potluck. Please bring a DRINK and a DISH (enough to feed at least 4) to share. Joining the potluck is optional but highly encouraged.

CONCERT7:30pm 

SUGGESTED DONATION: – $15-$20 per person. ALL proceeds go to the musicians. Thank you for supporting LIVE music.

RESERVATIONS: – Please email, text or call:

Marianne Decher

503-348-2668

mariannedecher@comcast.net

Location info in Lake Oswego will be given when you make a reservation. We like to keep a head count so no one ends sitting in your lap.

Ken Emerson, with special guest, Phil Emerson Saturday, June 15, 2019

KenEmerson3

Ken Emerson is one of the world’s most highly regarded traditional Hawaiian slack key & steel guitarists living today. He is a monster player of both and he switches easily between them during his performances, laying his guitar on his lap and picking up a steel bar for an instrumental interlude. Emerson is famous for his one-of-a-kind slack/steel style playing of vintage acoustic steel bodied National Resonator guitars.

Emerson’s unique playing style reflects the Hawaiian guitar’s grassroots origins of over a century ago. He has developed his unique style through many musical genres, and has played his special blend of Blues/Jazz Hawaiian guitar for 45+ years. Born into a musical family, Emerson grew up with his fathers’ extensive record collection of jazz, swing, Hawaiian and world music styles.

Living in the San Francisco Bay Area, Emerson played the folk and blues songs of the early ‘60s, a lefty learning right hand finger-style techniques that led to his development as a finger-style picker. With the explosion of the San Francisco sound of the mid-later ‘60’s Ken also immersed himself into rock and electric blues styles. He was particularly drawn to bottleneck and slide guitar.

In 1968 Ken’s family moved to Hawaii. Absorbing the Hawaiian culture, Ken and his brother Phil began studying Hawaiian language and music emulating the players of the 1920’s and ‘30s era by listening to vintage Hawaiian 78 rpm records, zeroing in on the jazz and blues styles of Sol Ho’opi’i and Sol K. Bright. Ken and Phil recorded a landmark album in 1978 featuring their vintage instruments, and brought back the early Hawaiian acoustic sounds and styles that had been missing for over 50 years.

Soon the Emerson Brothers were playing alongside such legendary performers as Sol K. Bright, Gabby Pahinui, Genoa Keawe, Raymond Kane, Moe Keale and Auntie Alice Namakelua. Phil went on to deal in vintage musical instruments and Ken donated all his time to becoming a full time musician, touring Europe, Asia, New Zealand and Australia.

Emerson won the prestigious Kahili Award for perpetuating Hawaiian culture, and was a featured artist and composer on the first-ever National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences Grammy Award winning Best Hawaiian Album. ‘Slack Key Guitar Vol 2’. Emerson is also an accomplished blues and jazz guitarist, his playing has been featured on Donald Fagen’s (Steely Dan) Grammy Award winning Morph the Cat. He has many additional touring/recording credits including Todd Rundgren, Jackson Brown, Boz Scaggs, Charlie Musselwhite, Taj Mahal, and Elvin Bishop.

 

OPTIONAL POTLUCK: 6:30-7:30pm. We put the “luck” in potluck. Please bring a DRINK and a DISH (enough to feed at least 4) to share. Joining the potluck is optional but highly encouraged.

CONCERT: 7:30pm onwards.

SUGGESTED DONATION: – $15-$20. ALL proceeds go to the musicians. Thank you for supporting LIVE music.

RESERVATIONS: – Please email, text or call:

Marianne Decher

503-348-2668

mariannedecher@comcast.net

Location info in Lake Oswego will be given when you make a reservation. We like to keep a head count so no one ends sitting in your lap 🙂

Upcoming Summer Concerts

Hello You All. Let’s get this party started! It’s been way too long.

For a quick overview of the lineup for the summer, please click on the following link: Upcoming Concerts

 

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Slack Key and Steel Guitar Master, KEN EMERSON –

with special guest, Phil Emerson

KenEmerson1

HOLLYWOOD – FEBRUARY 11: (U.S. TABS AND HOLLYWOOD REPORTER OUT) Musician Ken Emerson performs at the party for Hawaiian Grammy Nominees on February 11, 2005 at the Hollywood Roosevelt Cinegrill in Hollywood, California. This year marks the first awarding of the Best Hawaiian Music Album of the Year. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/Getty Images)

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MORE DETAILS SOON

OPTIONAL POTLUCK: 6:30-7:30pm. We put the “luck” in potluck. Please bring a DRINK and a DISH (enough to feed at least 4) to share. Joining the potluck is optional but highly encouraged.

CONCERT: 7:30pm onwards.

SUGGESTED DONATION: – $15-$20. ALL proceeds go to the musicians. Thank you for supporting LIVE music.

RESERVATIONS: – Please email, text or call:

Marianne Decher

503-348-2668

mariannedecher@comcast.net

Location info in Lake Oswego will be given when you make a reservation. We like to keep a head count so no one ends sitting in your lap 🙂

Friday, June 21, 2019

ALAN GERBER

AlanGerber

Alan Gerber was a founding member of Elektra Records recording group, “Rhinoceros”. A multi-instrumentalist: Piano, guitars (acoustic and electric slide), fiddle, button accordion, vocalist and composer. Appeared with Bob Dylan, BB King, Van Morrison, Janis Joplin, John Lee Hooker, Sonny Terry/Brownie McGee and many others. Live show has a blues/folk feel to it. Check website: www.alangerbersongs.com for reviews of shows.

“The synergy of Alan Gerber is a complex concoction difficult to explain. Without question, Alan is greater than the sum of his parts, and when combined and on display for a mesmerized and awestruck audience, you can fully understand Alan Gerber in the flesh! Alan is a seasoned pro, a master-class of how to take years of honing your craft and a million plus miles of live performances to reach this level. Within the first 30 seconds of a live Alan Gerber show the audience is hooked, completely! As a songwriter, storyteller, musician, performer and personality, it is a marvel of engineering, the perfect storm. Alan has produced an impressive catalog of musical gems, which I encourage you to acquire but I beg you to experience a live performance….then you will know the synergy of Alan Gerber!”
-Terry Whalen, Artistic Director of Whalen’s Barn Concert Series, Miramichi, NB

Four Riders, a song from Alan’s new CD, “somewhere in between”, has been chosen by Steve Van Zandt ( Bruce Springsteen’s guitarist, actor, known for roles in The Sopranos & Lilyhammer, host of syndicated radio show, Little Steven’s Underground Garage) as”Coolest Song In The World” and will be playing in heavy rotation all summer. Here is a link to the new video of the song:

OPTIONAL POTLUCK: 6:30-7:30pm. We put the “luck” in potluck. Please bring a DRINK and a DISH (enough to feed at least 4) to share. Joining the potluck is optional but highly encouraged.

CONCERT: 7:30pm onwards.

SUGGESTED DONATION: – $15-$20. ALL proceeds go to the musicians. Thank you for supporting LIVE music.

RESERVATIONS: – Please email, text or call:

Marianne Decher

503-348-2668

mariannedecher@comcast.net

Location info in Lake Oswego will be given when you make a reservation. We like to keep a head count so no one ends sitting in your lap 🙂

Sunday, June 30, 2019

CELTINALIA – Jennifer Pratt-Walter and Carl Thor

Jennifer Pratt-Walter and Carl Thor

Celtinalia brings together two performers with many years of diverse musical experience. Jennifer Pratt-Walter, of the Celtic Muse duo, provides Celtic harp, recorder, tin whistle, percussion and vocals. Carl Thor, of Talisman, adds hammered dulcimer, keyboard, mandolin and vocals. Jennifer and Carl have known each other for years, but only recently began performing together outside of their church community. Together, they create music to lighten the spirit and feed the soul. Audiences are loving the transcendent quality of their music — and clamoring for a recording!

Available for performance at festivals, wineries, cafes, church services, retirement communities, weddings and other special occasions, Celtinalia weaves a varied and satisfying program of music ranging from the 14th century to the present day.

Whether from the concert stage or at the bedside of the dying, Jennifer communicates her reverence for life, her instrument, and music with her hands, searching to define and transcend human experience. Her musical background includes band, choir, and madrigal performance, study of harp, piano and fretted dulcimer, and 20 years performing with Valerie Blessley in the Celtic Muse duo. Her repertoire includes Celtic, Early, contemporary, original, and light classic pieces, and she shares her love of the Celtic harp through her teaching studio in Vancouver, WA.

Carl paints evocative images in sound on the hammered dulcimer and recalls an earlier era with his songs and piano compositions. Involved in music since childhood, during the past 20 years he has performed with Talisman, Cascade Crossing, Hands4, the Portland Megaband, and in collaboration with a variety of other musicians. Though his repertoire centers in the Celtic traditions, he has performed in marching bands and choirs, played music from jazz to Scandinavian, and produced electronic music. He teaches hammered dulcimer, piano, and electronic music.

OPTIONAL POTLUCK: 2:00-3:00pm. We put the “luck” in potluck. Please bring a DRINK and a DISH (enough to feed at least 4) to share. Joining the potluck is optional but highly encouraged. *Given that this is an afternoon event, please feel free to bring finger foods.*

CONCERT: 3:00pm onwards

SUGGESTED DONATION: – $15-$20. ALL proceeds go to the musicians. Thank you for supporting LIVE music.

RESERVATIONS: – Please email, text or call:

Marianne Decher

503-348-2668

mariannedecher@comcast.net

Location info in Lake Oswego will be given when you make a reservation. We like to keep a head count so no one ends sitting in your lap 🙂

Saturday, July 13, 2019

HEART AND HAMMER (Julianna Waters and Barry Cranell)

with special guest, Kerry Williams

HeartandHammer1

Hey everyone! We’re back and ready to do a real live house concert after an elongated vacation. Julianna has since graduated with her MFA in Creative Writing and managed to slip in some songwriting – because she can. I’ve been working on my banjo technique/repertoire for the past couple years, and we’ve added some banjo friendly covers to change up our repertoire a little. We are lucky enough (once again) to have Kerry Williams in our midst playing mandolin, guitar, and adding general frivolity and mayhem to the show. Somehow, I think we’ll manage to have a great time. Between the beautifully executed songs and fiddle tunes, to the never expected train wrecks. We’ll all come out unscathed.

OPTIONAL POTLUCK: 6:30-7:30pm. We put the “luck” in potluck. Please bring a DRINK and a DISH (enough to feed at least 4) to share. Joining the potluck is optional but highly encouraged.

CONCERT: 7:30pm onwards.

SUGGESTED DONATION: – $15-$20. ALL proceeds go to the musicians. Thank you for supporting LIVE music.

RESERVATIONS: – Please email, text or call:

Marianne Decher

503-348-2668

mariannedecher@comcast.net

Location info in Lake Oswego will be given when you make a reservation. We like to keep a head count so no one ends sitting in your lap 🙂

Saturday, July 27, 2019

THE MUSERS

Muser Print Media (1) - laughing on stage

Muser Facebook Event Media - singing on stage

The Musers foot-stomping, high energy performances are punctuated by laughter, dancing feet, and infectious grooves.  Their sister-like blend of soaring harmonies, multi-instrumental arrangements, and sassy cover tunes set The Musers apart from other groups.  Their original “Free Range Folk” spans a variety of acoustic styles including Bluegrass, Jazz, Blues, Rock, Gospel, Irish, and Appalachian, all served up with verve and heart.

OPTIONAL POTLUCK: 6:30-7:30pm. We put the “luck” in potluck. Please bring a DRINK and a DISH (enough to feed at least 4) to share. Joining the potluck is optional but highly encouraged.

CONCERT: 7:30pm onwards.

SUGGESTED DONATION: – $15-$20. ALL proceeds go to the musicians. Thank you for supporting LIVE music.

RESERVATIONS: – Please email, text or call:

Marianne Decher

503-348-2668

mariannedecher@comcast.net

Location info in Lake Oswego will be given when you make a reservation. We like to keep a head count so no one ends sitting in your lap 🙂

 

 

 

Thursday, August 8, 2019

DIRTY CELLO

From China to Italy, and all over the U.S., Dirty Cello brings the world a high energy and unique spin on blues and bluegrass. Led by vivacious cross-over cellist, Rebecca Roudman, Dirty Cello is cello like you’ve never heard before. From down home blues with a wailing cello to virtuosic stompin’ bluegrass, Dirty Cello is a band that gets your heart thumping and your toes tapping!
“When lead guitar is replaced by the sound of hot licks on a cello, blues, rock and bluegrass rise to a new dimension. Dirty Cello — a four-piece band from San Francisco — makes its style of string music to inspire audiences to swing, sway and dance.” Nick Diamantides, Ashland Daily Tidings.

“Dirty Cello’s music is all over the map: funky, carnival, romantic, sexy, tangled, electric, fiercely rhythmic, and textured, and only occasionally classical.” Lou Fancher, Oakland Magazine.

“The group seamlessly careens from blues to bluegrass and rock in a way that really shouldn’t make sense but somehow does.” LA Times

Devil Went Down To Georgia

Head over Heels

I’m Going Home

OPTIONAL POTLUCK: 6:30-7:30pm. We put the “luck” in potluck. Please bring a DRINK and a DISH (enough to feed at least 4) to share. Joining the potluck is optional but highly encouraged.

CONCERT: 7:30pm onwards.

SUGGESTED DONATION: – $15-$20. ALL proceeds go to the musicians. Thank you for supporting LIVE music.

RESERVATIONS: – Please email, text or call:

Marianne Decher

503-348-2668

mariannedecher@comcast.net

Location info in Lake Oswego will be given when you make a reservation. We like to keep a head count so no one ends sitting in your lap 🙂

 

 

Up and Running Again

Dear Faithful Audience and Prospective Musicians,

After Mom passed away, it took awhile to get Dad stabilized. He is doing great at the moment. So – House Concerts in LO is ready to slowly start moving again. For the many musicians who contacted us during our rough time, apologies for not getting back to you or booking you.

We can start booking again for MID APRIL, 2019, onwards.

Thank you all for your patience. Let’s DO this. Bring on those tunes and those dancing feet!!